Antique White Action & Walk Through































I've been tinkering around with Photoshop actions for the last week, and although I'm
a heavy user of textures, I rarely ever use actions.  I've never really delved into making
actions seriously, but I thought it was time to finally do it, not an easy task on my part.





































The before image is posted above.

Antique White Walk Through:

Step 1:Open Image which automatically becomes the background layer, click on the
background and duplicate the layer, then go to Filter and select Sharpen, then
select sharpen again.

Step 2:Go to Layer, select New Fill Layer, select solid color, click OK then enter
#e1dbbf and then OK - now select Multiply as the layer mode and set the opacity at 50%.

Step 3:Go back to the background layer and dupliate it again, then drag it on top
so its the top layer.

Step 4:Make sure the top layer is selected and go to Filter and select Stylize then
select emboss, now set the Height to 4 and the Amount at 56, click OK.  Now set the
layer mode to Color Dodge and the opacity to 30%.

Step 5: Now go to Image, then adjustments, and select Channel Mixer and set the Preset
to Custom, Red at +111,Green at +99, Blue at -58, and the Constant at -15 %, leave the
Monochrome unchecked, click OK.

Step 6: Go to Layer, select New Fill Layer, select solid color, click OK then enter
#efc3f0 and then OK - now select Linear Dodge as the layer mode and set the opacity at 32%.

Step 7: Go to Layer, New Adjustment Layer, select Brightness/Contrast, then set the Brightness
at -5 and the Contrast at +29, click OK.

Step 8: o to Layer, New Adjustment Layer, select Brightness/Contrast, then set the Brightness
at -9 and the Contrast at +18, click OK.


That's it, we're done.

Here's the after image posted below.





 



























Here's a couple more examples posted below:



















































































































































Hopefully this can be of some small use, and keep an eye out for more actions in the
near future.

DOWNLOAD ZIPPED FILE HERE


17 comments:

Janet said...

Love the processing of these fabulous shots! Thanks for the tutorial...and always for your wonderful collections
of textures!

Rachel said...

Spectacular! What a wonderful action.
Thank you, sweetie.

LKP said...

that last image reminds me of vintage Dior ads. simply breathtaking!

Painting Queen said...

Gorgeousness! Thank you kind sir!

kimi kreations said...

oh... can't wait to give it a try!
Thanks for the breakdown. I love knowing what my actions do. =)
Hope you are well?
Thanks as always!
~kimi~

camelia danielescu said...

Thank you , this is great ! :)

Sim said...

Well done dear Jerry!
Thanks a lot to share with us!

Kim said...

Beautiful...thank you Mr. Jerry :)

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBB Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Sep. 19, 2012. Thanks again.

Marsha said...

Thanks for the tutorial and the download! Love it!

Rita Ivanauskas said...

Well done & thank-you so much!!

Pat Kashtock said...

I am intrigued by this action. If I can get to it, I want to try and play around with it to see if a rounded-ness can be added to it. Not sure quite how to do that, but I think it may be doable. Don't know for sure.

Oh -- not sure how the form works so please delete if this posts twice. Thanks :)

La Rosa said...

Thank you Jerry.. Love this tutorial:))

MisTikkal said...

Thanks for all you do Jerry and I sincerely hope things are looking up for you now. I have no idea how many people I've referred to your site, but I've been visiting for approx 5-7 yrs and I'm so impressed with what you do and how generous you are.
Warmest wishes

MisTikkal said...

Thank you for all your work Jerry, and I hope life is on the mend for you now. I've lost count of all the people I've referred to your site, but I've been an intermittent visitor for somewhere between 5-7yrs. Sincere and warm best wishes.
R

Joyce said...

thanks for this! effect looks great!

Norma said...

It's fantastic, I trie to make the same effect but I have to translate because I know Photoshop but now I'm using Paint Shop Pro (for economic reasons).
Thanks for the tutorial
Ciao
Norma

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